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    FDR writes regarding Warm Springs building blueprints.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed with Holographic Notation. April 7, 1927. Warm Springs, Georgia. One page. 7.25" x 10.5". Vice President Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead. To Mr. R. C. Estes, Atlanta, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Bldg. FDR writes, in full, "Dear Mr. Estes:/ I am awfully sorry about Mr. Cook's accident. It is too bad and I do hope he will have no complications and will make a rapid recovery./ I inclose check for $40.56 for the blue prints of the whole property ($85 for preview bill - total $125.45)./ I spoke to Mr. Cook about our contemplated steam plant to heat the hotel and cottages, and possibly provide power. Would you be good enough to let me know the names of two or three high-class firms in Atlanta to inspect the lay-out and give me plans and estimates./ Very sincerely yours..." The Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (now known as the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation) was founded in 1927 by Roosevelt and three others as a treatment center and refuge for polio patients. The facility featured hydrotherapy as a method for soothing pain and treating the disease. The facility is still in operation. Folds, else fine.

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